Georgia Senate campaign raised over $500K

Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign has raised over $500,000 since the anti-abortion Republican appeared on Fox News to deny a shocking report that he had paid for a woman’s abortion years earlier, an official campaign told CNBC on Wednesday. Walker appeared on “Hann” on Monday evening shortly after The Daily Beast published the allegation from an … Read more

Trump defends Herschel Walker after abortion report

Former President Donald Trump and leaders of top GOP political organizations leapt to the defense of Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Tuesday, after a bombshell report accused the anti-abortion Republican of allegedly paying for a woman’s abortion years earlier. “Herschel has properly denied the charges against him, and I have no doubt he is … Read more

Herschel Walker denies abortion claim in Georgia Senate race

Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for a Senate from Georgia who has called for a ban on abortion, was accused in a new report Monday night of paying for a woman’s abortion in 2009. Walker adamantly denied the claim detailed in a Daily Beast article, calling it a “flat-out lie,” and vowed to sue the … Read more

UK government abolishes plan to cut tax on high earners in major U-turn

“It is clear that the abolition of the 45p tax rate has become a distraction from our overriding mission to tackle the challenges facing our economy,” Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng said in a statement. Rob Pinney | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The UK government on Monday reversed a plan to scrap … Read more

Centre-right GERB party to win Bulgaria election: Exit poll | Elections News

Bulgarians voted in their fourth general election in less than two years amid soaring consumer prices and energy costs. An exit poll in Bulgaria predicted the centre-right GERB party of ex-Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is the likely winner of Bulgaria’s parliamentary election. The exit poll conducted by the Gallup International pollster on Sunday showed GERB … Read more

British pound jumps on reports UK government will U-turn on cut to top tax rate

UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng outside 10 Downing Street. Britain will cap the cost of electricity and gas for businesses. Rob Pinney | Getty Images News | Getty Images The cuts were poorly received by financial markets and a scrapping of the 45% tax paid on income over £150,000 ($166,770) was also seen as politically toxic … Read more

Brazil votes in tense election with Lula da Silva tipped to win | Elections News

Voting is under way in the most divisive presidential election in Brazil’s history with left-wing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva squaring off against far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro. The frontrunner da Silva, popularly known as Lula, said he is running for president “to get the country back to normal” after four years under President … Read more

Bosnia votes in general elections amid growing ethnic divide | Elections News

Bosnians are voting to choose the country’s new collective presidency in the most important elections since the end of the war and the signing of the Dayton agreement in 1995. Polls opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Sunday following a campaign season marked by threats of secession, political infighting, and fears of future turmoil in … Read more

Brazil votes in tense Lula-Bolsonaro presidential contest

Supporters of Brazil’s presidential candidate for the leftist Workers Party (PT) and former President (2003-2010), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, show the “L” symbol elusive to Lula presidential campaign before a rally in Salvador, Bahia state, Brazil, on September 30, 2022. Arisson Marinho | afp | Getty Images Brazilians are voting on Sunday in the … Read more

Fortunes reverse for ex-judge and Brazil president he jailed

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — When federal judge Sergio Moro resigned to enter politics, many in Brazil believed the anti-corruption crusader who jailed a popular former president could someday occupy the nation’s most powerful office. But on the eve of Brazil’s general election Sunday, the once-revered magistrate was fighting what polls showed was a losing battle … Read more